The Madison alderwoman whose district includes a controversial development proposal said neighbors unhappy with the deal may petition city leaders to take a second look.
Ald. Sue Ellingson, who represents the Dudgeon-Monroe neighborhood, supported a proposed retail and apartment building, although some neighbors did not.
"The plans are good plans," Ellingson said. "I'm really sorry that we couldn't come to an agreement with the neighbors."
Neighbors said they were concerned the four-story, mixed-use building would add to traffic and parking problems, and said balconies would look out over their yards and disrupt privacy.
The neighborhood association voted 11-2 in opposition to the project, which got the city Plan Commission's approval Monday night.
Because of an ordinance change, the conditional-use permit doesn't require a go-ahead from the City Council, but neighbors could petition to have alders take a new look at the development proposal.